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Impact of coronary plaque morphology as assessed by IVUS computer-aided analysis on mechanisms of balloon angioplasty and stenting.
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PMID:  11285597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was performed in order to quantitate structural coronary plaque modifications after balloon angioplasty and stenting and to evaluate the impact of plaque morphology on the mechanisms of lumen enlargement during angioplasty. Plaque morphology was studied by computer-aided analysis of 60 cross-sectional intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images of the target lesion in 20 patients undergoing percutaneous coronary angioplasty. Based on a computer-aided video densitometry classification of plaque morphology, three groups of plaques were defined based on the slope value of a fifth polynomial regression of the plaque gray-level distribution. In groups A and B, balloon angioplasty provided significant increases in lumen area (P < 0.0001) and vessel area (P < 0.05) without a reduction in plaque area; neither parameter increased in group C. In group A, stenting was associated with an additional lumen enlargement (P < 0.0001) due to plaque reduction (P < 0.05). In groups B and C, stenting further increased lumen area (P < 0.0001) by improving vessel area (P < 0.001) but without plaque reduction. Balloon angioplasty and stenting provided a significant decrease in plaque area in group A as compared to groups B (P < 0.05) and C (P < 0.01). Finally, vessel area improvement was greater in group B than in groups A (P < 0.01) and C (P < 0.05). The mechanisms underlying lumen enlargement after coronary angioplasty are highly dependent on plaque morphology as defined by an IVUS computer-aided analysis and may differ between balloon angioplasty and stenting.
P Garot; G Pelle; E Teiger; A Belarbi; E Aptecar; L Boudali; J L Dubois-Randé; P Dupouy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-04     Completed Date:  2001-06-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unité d'Hémodynamique et de Cardiologie Interventionnelle, Service de Physiologie Explorations Fonctionnelles, Fédération de Cardiologie, Hôpital Henri Mondor, AP-HP Créteil, France.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Cardiomegaly / etiology,  therapy
Coronary Disease / complications*,  ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
Middle Aged
Ultrasonography, Interventional

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